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Car Rental in Netherlands

Rent a car in the Netherlands with Sixt and drive a premium vehicle at an affordable rate. You can find our services at most major cities and airports and browsing our branch menu will help you to find the ideal location for your trip. Booking online in advance will generally get you a better rate on our car rental deals in the Netherlands and you can be ensured your vehicle will be ready for your upon your arrival. With our excellent customer service we can get you on the road quickly and efficiently so you can continue your journey more seamlessly

Rent a Car in the Netherlands with Sixt

Our Service | FAQs | Driving Tips | Places of Interest | Crossing Borders

Keep reading on for more details on how to make the most of your rent a car in the Netherlands. We provide tips on how you can get the best car rental deals in the Netherlands and useful travel information. Find out, for example, about our optional add-ons that let you tailor your rental car to suit your mobility needs. You can check out our Places of Interest section where we highlight Top 4 architectural and natural sights. Use the insights on this page to help you plan your trip!


Our Service

Our top quality fleet includes premium brands such as BMW, Audi and Jaguar. Select from a range of rental car categories and be assured whether you choose a compact city car or a luxury sedan, your rental vehicle has been regularly maintained and subject to rigorous safety checks. We offer both manual and automatic transmission rental cars at most of our branches so you can drive whichever your prefer and are most comfortable with. On the online booking engine you can also include a variety of add-ons to enhance your rental car. Choose from optional features such as roadside protection, loss damage waiver and tire and windscreen protection. We also have recommended extras such as GPS navigation, child seats and additional drivers which can help you personalize your car rental in the Netherlands.

Which car category will be best for my trip?

  • Compact city cars are great for weekend city breaks. Their smaller size is perfect for narrower city streets and makes parking easy.
  • Sedans are perfect for longer distances between cities as you get plenty of room for legs and luggage room.
  • Station wagons and SUVs are ideal for families or group travel. You have all the comforts and cargo space for a relaxed drive.
  • Convertibles are a perfect way to ensure a fun drive and you get to immerse yourself in your surroundings.

Driver's license

Driving licenses must be presented with a passport or valid ID. We accept non-EU driving licenses if no visa has been entered in the passport, or if you have a visa in your passport but have been in Europe no longer than 6 months.

Age restrictions

The minimum age to rent a car in the Netherlands is 21. Drivers under 25 will have to pay a surcharge, more information provided as you book online.

Payment Methods

We accept payments from all internationally recognized credit cards. We do not accept prepaid cards or debit cards such as VISA electron. Present your payment card when picking up your vehicle, your payment card must be in the name of the driver. A deposit of up to 3 times the hire price will be required on collection. The exact amount depends on your vehicle and will be calculated when you pick up your car rental.

Accidents

In the event of an accident, please inform the police immediately. In addition, any damage to the vehicle must be reported directly to Sixt during the rental period. Please fill out the accident report form enclosed with the vehicle documents. The emergency number in the Netherlands is 112 and connects you to either the police, ambulance of fire service.


FAQs

What is included in the price?

Can I rent a specific car model?

What documents do I need to rent a car?

What kind of insurance is necessary to rent a car?

Can I pick up a car and return it somewhere else?

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TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.

Driving Tips

The Netherlands is a flat country with excellent roads that so far have no tolls. Driving a car rental in the Netherlands will be mostly stress free and in the South you will find beautiful routes through the fens and forests. Parking can be a difficult in built up areas, to park in a blue zone you need to buy a permit at a gas or police station. On the spot fines are typical if you are caught committing a traffic offense.

Here are some important things to remember when driving in the Netherlands:

  • Driving speeds are variable so check the posted speed limits.
  • Trams have priority and in the Netherlands many cyclists and mopeds have right of way over cars. It is very important to pay attention to cycle lanes.
  • You should not use your horn unless there is extreme danger, as an alternative, flash your lights at night.
  • It is illegal to cross a solid white line even while turning.

Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sights

  • Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam
  • Kinderdijk Windmills
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Delft City Hall, Delft
  • Vrijthof, Maastricht

The impressive Erasmus Bridge is nicknamed 'The Swan' for its incredible light blue pylon which holds up the asymmetrical cables that suspend it. The bridge connects the north and south parts of Rotterdam. The Netherlands is famous for its windmills, some of the most iconic being in the village of Kinderdijk. You can walk around the serene waterways here to get the best views of the Kinderdijk Windmills. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the Dutch national museum, dedicated to art and history. Opening in 1885, the building itself is a wonderful blend of old and new with the addition of the Asian Pavilion in 2013. We also recommend The Delft City Hall in Delft that has been restored to its original Renaissance design, and of course the Vrijthof in Maastricht, a beautiful square surrounded by the cities most impressive buildings.

Top 4 Natural Sights

  • Hoge Veluwe National Park
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Canals of the Jordaan, Amsterdam
  • Wadden Islands

The Hoge Veluwe National Park is a beautiful landscape whose sand dunes and woodlands make for scenic walking and cycling, while also being home to the Kröller-Müller and Museonder museums. Located in southern part of the country near the town of Lisse are the Keukenhof Gardens, one of the largest flower gardens in the world, and a fantastic way to see the Netherlands famous tulip varieties. Amsterdam is the Venice of the north, the canals of the Jordaan neighborhood makes up the central part of the city and is named after its wonderful trees and flowers. The Wadden Islands are a stunning archipelago in the North Sea. Many of the islands have fantastic cycle routes across sandy wilderness areas that transport you between the island's many historic villages.

Top Filming Locations

"Oceans Twelve" had many filming locations in the Netherlands over a period of three weeks. The Hotel Pulitzer, Haarlem railway station, The Hague City Hall and the KattenKabinet were all featured. Several scenes from the James Bond movie "Diamonds are Forever" featuring Sean Connery were filmed in Amsterdam as well.


Crossing Borders

You can cross borders into many countries including nearby Belgium and Germany with your Sixt car rental in the Netherlands. There are some restrictions on which EU countries you can travel to depending on the brand of vehicle. These restrictions are divided into 3 zones and you can find further information on our Rental Information page.


 
 

Your benefits with Sixt

  • Sixt Best Price Guarantee
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Free cancellation and reservation changes when you pay on arrival
  • Miles & More - Earn miles
  • No hidden costs
  • Germany's largest and best car rental company
  • No credit card fees
  • Excellent 24/7 customer service